Computer Hardware Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Computer Hardware Engineer is $72,163 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are verilog, Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), and Engineering Design.
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$45,677 - $106,469
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$46K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,162
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$9.00 - $38.50
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,677 - $106,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,276  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
Total Pay (?
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$40,503 - $111,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $38.50  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $76.60  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,276  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,503 - $111,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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Job Description for Computer Hardware Engineer

Computer hardware engineers develop computer hardware and systems, designing products such as computer chips, circuit boards, modems, and printers, among others. They assess the needs of their clients or organization related to computer hardware systems, recommending hardware that will fill that need. Computer hardware engineers create designs for hardware, developing options that include cost estimates and logistical details. During the development process, these engineers analyze and test hardware, helping resolve any problems that arise. Computer hardware engineers must be able to recommend inspections and suggest any modifications that would increase systems' performance. They review systems with colleagues to ensure they meet all relevant specifications and standards.

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Computer Hardware Engineer Tasks

  • Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
  • Provide technical support to team members.
  • Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
  • Write documentation and test specifications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Hardware Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Computer Hardware Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Computer Hardware Engineer Salaries

verilog
up arrow 22%

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 12%


C
up arrow 5%

C++
up arrow 4%

National Average
$72,000

Java
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 6%